Jean-Louis Comolli is a French filmmaker, screenwriter and writer, born in 1941 in Philippeville (now Skikda, Algeria). After working for Les Cahiers du Cinéma from 1962 to 1978, of which he was editor in chief from 1966 to 1971, he became a director of fiction and documentaries. Also a journalist for Jazz Magazine, he has co-written or edited several books on jazz. His multiple works and his theoretical thinking on cinema have nourished many filmmakers and documentary lovers. He died on May 19, 2022.